Robert Emmett Cooper1,2,3

ID# 18558, (1864 - 1946)
FatherRobert James Cooper4,5,3 (10 Dec 1822 - 23 Jun 1896)
MotherLucy Ann Ragdale4,6,3 (27 Oct 1837 - 29 Jul 1922)

Key Events:

Birth: 6 Feb 1864, Christian Co., Kentucky7,8,9
Marriage: 7 Jan 1890, Fredonia, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, Nellie Crider (27 Sep 1868 - 2 Jun 1927)10,11
Marriage: between 1930 and 1935, Sallie A. Tuck (Jul 1865 - 12 Jun 1956)12,13,14
Death: 20 Sep 1946, 1715 South Main St., Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky3
Burial: 23 Sep 1946, Hopkinsville, Kentucky3
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Robert Emmett Cooper was born on 6 Feb 1864 in Christian Co., Kentucky.7,8,9
     He was known as a child by his middle name, Emmett, apparently to avoid confusion with his fther who was also named Robert. He seems to have contiued to be known by his middle name for much of his life.1,6,15
     He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents, Robert James Cooper and Lucy Ann Ragdale.16 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of his parents.5
     Robert married first Nellie Crider, daughter of J. E. Crider and Alice Wyatt, on 7 Jan 1890 in Fredonia, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, with Rev. M. E. Chappell officating.10,11
     Robert and Nellie appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, at 112 Thirteenth St., enumerated 12 Jun 1900, reporting they owned their home, which was mortgaged. Also listed as living there were his mother, his brother William and his wife Bessie and their 3-year-old son Robert, and his brother Garland and his wife Stella McNeill.6
     Robert and Nellie appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, at 116 West Thirteenth St., enumerated 19 Apr 1910, reporting they owned their home, free of mortgage. Also listed as living there were his mother, his brother William, and his wife Bessie and their son Robert and 9-year-old daughter Elizabeth.17
     Robert and Nellie appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, at 1007 Main St., enumerated 16 Jan 1920, reporting they owned their home, free of mortgage. Also listed as living there were his mother; Emmit Crider Cooper, who was listed as a nephew at age 11; Emma J. Foster, his mother's sister; and three servants.18
     His wife died on 2 Jun 1927 in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky.19
     Robert appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, at 715 South Main St., enumerated 9 Apr 1930, reporting he owned a home valued at $2,500, and owned a radio. His mother's sister, Emma J. Foster, was also listed in the household.20
     Robert married second Sallie A. Tuck, daughter of Dr. Henry Davis Tuck and Elizabeth John A. Smith, between 1930 and 1935.12,13,14
     Robert and Sallie appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, at 1715 South Main St., enumerated 22 Apr 1940, reporting that they owned a home valued at $12,000. Sallie Moody, a Black servant age 52 is recorded as living at the rear of the same address and appears to have been a servant to their household.21
     His primary occupation was a tobacconist, or operator of a retail shop selling tobacco products.6,22,15,3 In 1920 he reported he was a tobacco warehouseman. He seems to have invested in a different field by 1930, when he was the operator of a coal and fluorspar mine.23,24
     Robert died on 20 Sep 1946 in 1715 South Main St., Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, at age 82, his home.3 He was buried on 23 Sep 1946 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.3

Children:
     Children with Nellie Crider:

Robert and Nellie had a child, name unknown, that was born and died before 1900.25,26

Children:
     There were no children with Sallie A. Tuck

Citations

  1. [S8729] Robt. J. Cooper household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Emmet Cooper.
  2. [S8731] Bob Cooper household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Robert E. Cooper.
  3. [S4137] Robert Emmett Cooper, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S8729] Robt. J. Cooper household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S8731] Bob Cooper household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  6. [S8746] Emmett Cooper household, 1900 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  7. [S4137] Robert Emmett Cooper, Certificate of Death, shows day, month, age 82, county, and state.
  8. [S8729] Robt. J. Cooper household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 6 and state.
  9. [S7974] Marriage Bonds, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, 17:66, R. E. Cooper and Nellie Crider, shows age 25 at marriage 7 Jan 1890, county, and state.
  10. [S7974] Marriage Bonds, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, 17:66, R. E. Cooper and Nellie Crider, shows date, town, state, and officiant.
  11. [S8746] Emmett Cooper household, 1900 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows married 10 years.
  12. [S4031] William R. Watkins household, 1930 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows her with surname Potter, as a widow.
  13. [S4136] R. Emmett Cooper household, 1940 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows her as his wife, and that they lived in the same house in 1935.
  14. [S4137] Robert Emmett Cooper, Certificate of Death, shows her as his wife.
  15. [S4136] R. Emmett Cooper household, 1940 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  16. [S8729] Robt. J. Cooper household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S8747] Emmet Cooper household, 1910 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  18. [S8748] R. E. Cooper household, 1920 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S8745] Nellie Crider Cooper, Certificate of Death.
  20. [S8749] Robert E. Cooper household, 1930 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  21. [S4136] R. Emmett Cooper household, 1940 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, Moody recorded at rear 1715, initially with relationship servant, changed to head.
  22. [S8747] Emmet Cooper household, 1910 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as tobacco industry as dealer.
  23. [S8748] R. E. Cooper household, 1920 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as tobacco and industry as warehouseman.
  24. [S8749] Robert E. Cooper household, 1930 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as operator, industry as coal and fluorspar mine.
  25. [S8746] Emmett Cooper household, 1900 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows her as the mother of one, with none living.
  26. [S8747] Emmet Cooper household, 1910 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows her as the mother of one, with none living, and this was her first marriage.